Human Resources Legislative Update
Provincial Cannabis Act, Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Receives Royal Assent
Date: December 13, 2017
On December 12, 2017, Bill 174, Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017 received Royal Assent.
As we previously reported, Bill 174 is omnibus legislation enacting the Cannabis Act, 2017 and the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 which will regulate the cultivation, sale, distribution and consumption of cannabis in Ontario. It also enacts the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 and makes amendments to the Highway Traffic Act relating to impairment by cannabis and road safety. Among other things, the Bill provides the provincial framework in support of the federal Bill C-45, Cannabis Act.
Bill 174 should be consulted for coming into force information.